Quartz countertops have all of the natural beauty of stone without all of the maintenance of its alternatives. It's a material that has been an alternative to granite that allows for a traditional, bold appearance wherever it's installed. Quartz countertops in Baton Rouge have become popular for their ability to elevate the appearance wherever they're installed along with their low cost of care.
Quartz countertops are typically made with ground quartz, about 95% in total, and that's combined with polyester resins that serve as a binding agent. Pigments are added to give additional color or to highlight natural luster. Eco-friendly recycled glass is also added to allow for a bit of sparkle under light; this can also be accomplished by incorporating thin metallic flakes during manufacturing.
The resins used in our Baton Rouge quartz countertops make them scratch and stain-resistant. They're also non-porous, removing the need to be sealed. When compared with granite, quartz is a one-and-done deal, while granite requires a new protective layer at a minimum once a year.
The Stone Gallery's lovely quartz countertops contain enough swirls, flecks, and patterns across a wide variety of selections that do justice to the natural appeal of this special building material. Once only available with a polished finish, your Baton Rouge countertops can now be presented as embossed, sandblasted, or honed. If you're partial to the appearance of textured slate, matte limestone, or glossy granite, every look is able to be replicated with the versatility of quartz.
The cost of quartz countertops will vary depending on the style, additions, and finishes that you're looking for along with how much you'd like to purchase. The cost is comparable to most natural stone; contact us for a quote relating to your specific project's needs.
Your Baton Rouge quartz countertops have quite the history before winding up in your home! Once natural quartz is located, it's painstakingly mined from the earth before being ground into either fine dust or aggregate. The result is then further mixed with resin. It's during this stage that other flecks of recycled glass or metal and color enhancers are added. The binding agent is fused with the quartz and additives under intense heat so as to form a thick, solid slab.
Just like natural stone, there's a lot of weight to slabs of quartz. The binding resin adds a bit of impact tolerance, but the slabs are still prone to damage and cracking if not properly handled. That's why it's important to have your Baton Rouge countertops installed by only the best in the business. We've cultivated a culture of perfection over decades of stellar service; our team will make sure that you're consulted from the first step of the process to the last to guarantee your satisfaction.
Unlike wood or stone, quartz doesn't need to be sealed.
Just a quick cleaning with soap and water is enough for the daily upkeep of quartz countertops.
However, avoid using abrasive pads that can dull the countertop's surface and strong chemicals that can damage the resin.
Since quartz countertops are sealed, they're not able to be safe harborages for bacteria and viruses. This also keeps it from losing its natural beauty and color.
If you want a long, stunning run of uninterrupted material for your Baton Rouge countertops, then quartz from the Stone Gallery is going to be one of the best options for you. Even if seams are required for your installation area, they're imperceptible thanks to the added resins allowing for smooth, clean cuts that allow installers to shape quartz countertops to islands and sinks with ease. That's why quartz is also perfect for use on walls and floors!
Are you ready to have your quartz countertops in Baton Rouge or the surrounding areas installed by the best men and women in the business? Call or email us today to see your options for adding the magical aura of quartz to your home!